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  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...

  • Battle Cry of Freedomby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 12.99

    Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom is without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of... more...

  • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassinationby Thomas A. Bogar

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Though historians could name hundreds of political and military leaders who left their mark during the Civil War, "Civil War Leaders" presents the lives and contributions made by the era's greatest leaders, representatives of both sides in the conflict, Northerners and Southerners alike. While their efforts may, at times, have pitted... more...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • Life in Dixie During the War 1861-1865by Mary A. H. Gay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...